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Photography & Photographers

→ Read the full January 14 CAM Connects issue here.

 

 Harold Adams, Gloucester Camera & Photo, 97 Main Street, Gloucester, MA, c. 1950. Photograph by Barbara Erkkila. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
Harold Adams, Gloucester Camera & Photo, 97 Main Street, Gloucester, MA, c. 1950. Photograph by Barbara Erkkila. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.

 

This issue of CAM Connects features a few prominent photographers whose original negatives are held in the Cape Ann Museum's collection. The collection spans many decades and includes everything from early daguerreotypes to current day digital photos. The images range from fine art photographs to historical documentation to photojournalism to family snapshots. 

With the ability to capture a distinct moment in time, photography has revolutionized the way society remembers its past and thanks to the contributions of the photographs and photographers in this issue, the way we remember Cape Ann.

 

Featured stories:

 

→ Stereographs Arrive on Cape Ann

Stereograph cards are one of the many photography formats in the Museum’s collection. In this medium, two nearly identical photographic prints are mounted side by side ... continue reading here.

→ Ladies of the Lens: Martha Hale Harvey and Eleanor Parke Custis

Focusing on photography in the Museum collection offers the opportunity to look more closely at two women artists who explored that medium while working on Cape Ann ... continue reading here.

→ Sculpting with Color

During the early 20th century, the only opportunity most traditional sculptors had to incorporate color into their work was to decide between a green or brown patina ... continue reading here ...

→ Camera Club and Herman W. Spooner

Before digitization and social media offered the world of photography at our fingertips, how did photographers connect and find inspiration from each other’s work? ... continue reading here ...

→ Processing the Charles A. Lowe Collection


“It's easy to take a beautiful picture of beautiful things, and it's easy to take compelling pictures of compelling situations. But it's very, very difficult ... continue reading here.

→ Photograph Scavenger Hunt

Has this week’s CAM Connects issue inspired you to take some photos of your own? Then join us on a CAM Photo Scavenger Hunt! Here are four prompts for you to find and document throug your lens: (1) Cape Ann sunset, (2) tracks in the snow, (3) weathered beauty, and (4) The Man at the Wheel. Email your submissions to education@capeannmuseum.org or use the hashtag #CAMPhotoHunt and direct message us your photos on Facebook or Instagram (@capeannmuseum) by January 23 and your photo might be featured in a future social media post by the Museum!

 


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